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​Former Charlton CEO appointed at Sheffield Wednesday

Championship Sheffield Wednesday have announced the appointment of Katrien Meire as Chief Executive Officer, reports www.fcbusiness.co.uk

Katrien takes up her new role immediately having stepped down as a director and CEO at Charlton Athletic at the end of 2017.

She joined the Addicks in January 2014 from Belgium outfit Standard Liege, where she served as Legal and International Relations Manager.

Katrien brings a wealth of experience to Hillsborough, together with a key background in law.

She is also a Council Member of the Football Association.

Katrien told swfc.co.uk: "I am so pleased to take up the position of CEO at Sheffield Wednesday.

"This is a massive challenge at a massive club and I am looking forward to beginning this journey.

"The chairman has very exciting plans for the club in the short and long term, and I bought into his vision immediately.

"The size of the club and fan base at Hillsborough is renowned in the football world, which were key factors in my decision to join."

Owls chairman Dejphon Chansiri added: "I would officially like to welcome Katrien to Sheffield Wednesday.

"Katrien's appointment is a key development for our club and one which I am delighted to make.

"I have said for some time that I would only appoint a CEO should the right person fit my specification to lead the structure of Sheffield Wednesday on a day to day basis.

"I am 100% convinced I have found that person in Katrien and I am delighted to confirm her appointment."

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